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Funding Innovative Research

Plans are underway for the NCC Research Fund to be subsumed under the umbrella of SingHealth Fund (SHF) as part of the NCCS Cancer Fund in the next few years. NCCS’ Community Cancer Fund was subsumed under SHF as the NCCS Cancer Fund earlier. The causes that the NCCS Cancer Fund supports remain unchanged from those as intended by NCCS for its charitable funds, namely cancer research, cancer patient support and cancer education. Donors who have been giving regularly to the NCC Research Fund will be notified in due course.

Funding innovative research

1 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime.

At NCCS, we aim to Make More Survivors. We want to eradicate cancer so that the next generation can live without the fear of a cancer diagnosis.

Over the past 40 years, survival rates for cancer patients in Singapore have tripled for men and have doubled for women. This is thanks to the great progress cancer research has made.

World-leading scientists, right here at NCCS, are revolutionising cancer treatment. They are doing pioneering, innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose, treat and ultimately cure cancer.

Your gift can help us to Make More Survivors

NCCS Cancer Fund

The NCCS Cancer Fund helps support cancer patients in need.

NCCS helps over 26,000 cancer patients each year. From the moment they are diagnosed and throughout their treatment we are with them, providing the very best care, by the best people, in the best place.

The NCCS Cancer Fund supports programmes that have been developed to improve and advance patient care. These include:

  • Financial assistance for patients in need. Through the fund we distribute grants to help with medical investigations and treatments, and support services to help patients cope with a diagnosis and treatment.
  • NCCS’ Cancer Helpline, which responds to over 4,500 enquiries per year. Our trained Nurse Counsellors listen to patient’s concerns, providing information and support that can help patients cope. This vital service is a lifeline for patients and their caregivers.
  • Wig bank, over the past 19 years the Wig Bank has been loaning wigs to patients to help them regain their confidence, and feel more like themselves during their treatment and beyond.
    “The transformation was out of this world. One minute I had no hair, and then I had. The wig made such a huge difference.”
  • Educational programmes and publications, including workshops and pamphlets for patients and caregivers. We also run roadshows and awareness activities, reaching over 100,000 people each year. Our printed and online Cancer Publications are provided free to anyone who needs them.
  • Education and training for medical, nursing and paramedical professionals. We cover a full range of cancer-related subjects including cancer prevention and treatment, in order to help raise awareness and improve patient care.
  • Enhanced patient care through improved facilities, equipment and infrastructure. In addition, our teams of dedicated volunteers knitted over 1,000 hats last year to help keep patients’ heads warm during treatment and beyond, and gave out hot high-nutrition drinks and encouragement to almost 500 patients a week.

Download a donation form here.

Alternatively,   donate online today to help save lives.

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